Quality assurance/quality control of manufacturing processes often involve a large amount of mechanical testing—tensile and flex primarily. These tests are well defined by standards and demand a high level of consistency. They can be time-consuming and repetitive, and subject to variability. This presentation offers tools and solutions for improving your lab operations. This paper will help lab managers and technicians/operators identify pain points that are typical of repetitive, manual processes that could benefit from some level of automation; and learn about automation solutions that exist to make better use of skilled labor and improve efficiency, ranging from simple tasks such as specimen measurement to fully automated robotic systems.